October 20, 2008

Garrett at Five Months

The months seem to pass all too quickly, making it hard to believe that an infant could possibly change so much during that time...but do they ever! Garrett has developed a greater sense of hand eye coordination. That, in combination with an increased ability in fine motor skills, has him reaching out to grasp for things to bring to his mouth. Most often it is his pacifier that is the object of desire, but he also seems to enjoy a fistful of my hair from time to time. And speaking of fists, he likes to suck on his own, and has a preference for his ring finger and middle finger. He is also more responsive to baby toys and the like. Garrett has started to eat one meal of solid foods in the evening and does pretty well with that. He still wakes up several times in the night for nursing (bummer!) and just when I think there is an improvement, he will throw in an "off" night. He really enjoys observing the antics of his two older brothers and likes to laugh and smile. He doesn't seem to mind if strangers hold him, so long as the person holding him is standing and walking around. He is pretty mellow, too. Yep! He's a keeper!

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Heather said...

I just love those eyes! What a handsome little dude!

Pickle said...

So cute!